A field evaluation: helicopter mounted grenade dispenser and incendiary grenades
Document Type: Book
Author(s): R. G. Ramberg
Publication Year: 1974

Cataloging Information

  • aerial ignition
  • browse
  • cover
  • fire case histories
  • fire control
  • fire equipment
  • fire management
  • fire retardants
  • fire suppression
  • firing techniques
  • forest management
  • hardwood forests
  • hunting
  • ignition
  • pine forests
  • season of fire
  • slash
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 39118
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13750
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire Files DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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From the Introduction:'The objective of EDST 1710, Firing and Line Holding Devices, is to improve safety and efficiency in prescribed burning and wildfire control through the development of equipment for firing and line holding. There has been a need in the past to burn out and backfire sections of fireline to insure control of large wildfires. To do this on the ground is slow and at times can be quite hazardous. In many cases an airborne system seemed to be the answer, but a safe functional system has not been available. At times systems were "jury rigged” to get the job done but these left something to be desired with respect to aircraft and aircrew safety. The beneficial use of fire in other work such as rehabilitation of big game winter range has recently increased the interest in airborne firing systems which would lower the cost of burning in rugged, remote areas. An investigation of available systems and methods for airborne ignition was conducted in the initial portion of the project. This work and the general requirements for an airborne ignition system are reported in a project record entitled "Airborne Ignition System”, ED&T 1710 dated January 1973, along with results of a brief functional test of the system selected. This report covers field evaluation of the Fairchild—Hiller Corporation

Ramberg, R. G. 1974. A field evaluation: helicopter mounted grenade dispenser and incendiary grenades. Equipment and Technilogy (ED& T) [Firing and Line Holding Devices] No. 1710. Missoula, MT, USDA Forest Service, Equipment Development Center.